Skip to comments.Mark Zuckerberg Affiliated Group Blast Airwaves to Back House GOP on Immigration
Posted on 02/04/2014 1:27:54 PM PST by dennisw
House Republicans looking to garner support for leadership's immigration-reform principles are about to get a little help from a group with ties to Mark Zuckerberg.
Americans for a Conservative Direction is the GOP arm of pro-immigration reform organization FWD.us, which is backed by the Facebook chief executive. And they will be airing roughly $750,000 worth of television and radio ads across the country, according to a source with knowledge of the ad buy.
The ads, which will air for 10 days on radio and cable television, describe the drafted principles unveiled to the Republican Conference during their retreat as a "conservative solution." Highlighted elements include border security and conducting background checks on those in the United States illegally. The announcer states the proposal is not amnesty. Children are shown while the announcer says the plan offers "a chance at the American Dream for those brought here as children."
"Step by step, House Republicans want to fix the immigration problem, which will strengthen our economy," the ad declares.
The next few weeks will be crucial in the immigration-reform debate, as members of the GOP caucus begin staking out their positions on the principles and as leadership figures out where a bulk of the lawmakers are in terms of support. Additionally, FWD.us is looking to sway opinon on the Hill with a memo attempting to discredit some groups opposed to reform as "anti-immigrant."
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I have heard this advert a few times in the last few days....
******************* A ZUCKY front group and he is no conservative
The GOP are so incredibly stupid for getting into something like this now. Goes to show how much money the Open Borders Lobby is spreading around.
I’ve also seen the ad a couple of times and you’re right, Zuckerman is a full fledged, card carrying liberal.
At least he is, in public.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
If the GOP is complicit in this amnesty fiasco, either by taking up the Senate bill or through some piecemeal slight of hand with a series of House bills such as we hear are being cooked up this week, the GOP will cease to exist. It will not survive through the 2016 elections. The people will shun the over-tanned, glad-handing, backslapping quislings and look elsewhere for leaders who actually have the spine for the fight. Make no mistake - to me and to many, many others, amnesty is the GOP's Rubicon. Cross it at your electoral peril.
My two favorite letters after reading this are...
Ooops, got his surname incorrect: Zuckerberg.
Difficult to keep track of my billionaires...lol.
Yup. Talk about a Trojan Horse operation!
Who cares what this so-called GOP does? They aren’t actually Americans, let alone the kind of people thinking citizens would bother getting off the couch to vote for.
Shameful. Those people are completely removed from the rest of us. They don’t give damn about our Republic or they would be in attendance supporting that Marxist, _resident or not.
Flashback: Sen. John Cornyns top NRSC aide, Rob Jesmer, joins GOP consulting firm (Amnesty ads)
The Republicans would do well to totally abandon all talk of “immigration reform” that does not include a fully defended border FIRST, other terms to be negotiated only AFTER the border is secured.
If they REALLY want to turn their big guns on something that is a sure-fire hit with the majority of voters, they should be keeping the deficiencies of “Obamacare” in their sights.
And also be gently touting the benefits of a free-market substitute for the failed “Obamacare” scheme.
Single-payer is NOT the only option when “Obamacare” fails.
The people living in the greater Washington DC region could care less about the rest of America and illegal immigration is one big joke to them. They like the cheap labor and ethnic restaurants they get
We are here to be sheared like sheep, to give them money (taxes) They have no use for us otherwise
DC’s real estate market continues to rise (soar) and we’re paying for that, too.
The Marco Rubio pro-amnesty ad has been running intermittently here in eastern Iowa for several months.